Jim Gridley

Having practised as a solicitor in family and divorce law for over 30 years, Jim is devoted to helping separating and divorcing clients who want to avoid the trauma of prolonged conflict to find solutions that they have had a part in, rather than through court proceedings.

Jim is the head of Barcan+Kirby’s Family team and also a member of Resolution. As a committed mediator and collaborative lawyer, Jim will always endeavour to minimise conflict in what can be one of the most stressful and distressing times in a client’s life. He has helped many couples work through the emotional, financial and legal issues in a way that enabled them to maintain dignity and respect.

Jim recognises the importance of building a trusting relationship and, as well as providing clear advice, he aims to provide support, too.

Jim also assists parents and/or children in disputes over children arrangements, including applications for care orders made by the local authority. He also advises on pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitee disputes.


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  • "Jim provides a wealth of experience and brings calm and empathy to every case."
    Legal 500 UK
  • “Jim's help and calm professionalism was very helpful throughout my long stressful divorce. The outcome was exactly what I wished with incredibly low fees, a credit to the legal divorce market that tends to be highly expensive."
    Edward SimpsonDivorce + Separation Client
  • "Thank you Jim for your professional support and guidance over the past couple of years, helping me through this challenging journey; your patience, guidance, opinions, advice have been fantastic the whole time."
    Mr MFamily Matters Client